Malawi President hails UK, assures adherence to economic reforms

Malawi government remains hopeful that the expedition of economic and public service reforms will yield back donor confidence and facilitate return of budgetary support from the country’s traditional donors that closed pipes due to financial maladministration of the previous regime.

President Mutharika in audience Honourable Hugo Swire, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom

President Mutharika in audience with Hugo Swire, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom

This was said by President Professor Peter Mutharika in Malta when he held an audience with Hugo Swire who is Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.

“We are doing all we can to restore donor confidence and it is our hope that having done almost everything, donors will come back with budget support,” said Mutharika.

“We are also working towards making sure that the country’s program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is back on track in the first quarter of 2016. We hope the UK government will come to our support in all these initiatives and resume budget support to Malawi,” added Mutharika.

President Mutharika also commended the United Kingdom for remaining a vigilant friend to Malawi in times of great need.

He singled out the help that UK rendered to Malawi during devastating floods that hit almost 25 percent of the country’s land mass early this year.

The Malawi leader further highlighted the important role that Malawi continues to play as a regional player within the SADC, COMESA and AU territories in view of political normalcy and peace keeping missions.

“My government is concerned with political turmoil in Burundi. You may wish to note that Burundi, alongside Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are the major contributors of asylum seekers/refugees in Malawi. We are therefore always concerned with political turmoils in these countries. We are, however, hopeful that regional and continental efforts with support from countries like the United Kingdom and other bodies will work expeditiously to bring peace and normalcy in the region,” he said .

Mutharika added that he believe political and diplomatic solutions are the best means to resolve the problems in the region.

The President, however, was quick to point out that Malawi disciplined forces cannot currently join new peacekeeping missions due to lack of equipment for such endeavours.

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Winston msowoya
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I had commented on the issue of donors about a month ago on Peter’s assertion that Malawi does not need the help of donors anymore,it can stand on its own.I logically disputed his notions as false start.Here we are now,not even 3 months have past,he is making international flights to beg for funds which he characteristically uses for his own interests and those of his buffoons and morons.As it is,no matter how much the donors could donate,as long as transparency and unbridled corruptions are not controlled,he will remain an international beggar for decades.The way he runs the government as his… Read more »
Cleo24
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How long are we gonna sing this song baba???? wat are doing on our own ???

lackison
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Donors time is over tomorrow I ll make sure donors are back as soon as we finish the reforms

Zidura Ntengo Undigwere
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Zidura Ntengo Undigwere
APM has gotta be, arguably, the hardest working President we’ve had in this country. This is not a partisan point: I am talking about travelling with significant work projects in mind. Not just for pleasure. And travelling on commercial flights (I don’t like this), to boot! Thanks to the (financial) problems he inherited from Joisi Banda and PP, the President, sometimes seems to be going round and round in circle, just because of the breadth and magnitude of these problems. And, thank goodness: this guy will NOT give up. He’s was to working on very serious issues, as a Law… Read more »
PHILLIPS CHISAMBO
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Last time I checked! Mutharika said time for bowing to donor countries is long gone. Now which donor countries is Mutharika talking about their coming back,and which did he say about long gone?

flyton Manda
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Muddled thinking. To beg or not to beg. That is the question.

mtima wa nyani
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ndalama za madonr za floods zili kuti? mungopempha zolowa mmatumba. tonani mmene ku nsanje kulli

enidziko
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Let Mk557 billion be sorted out first then we can talk. Greedy thieves. Mwatamba tamba pano kwakuchelani.Wat weva.

choka phiri
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Ngalu that we knew but u let him the land. JB tried to say recount which is normal but let a thief Mbendera read the winer. Dont forget APM was foreign minister during hus brothet. Hej was sent to UK after humiliating ambassadör. Did UK came back? NO. After Bingu The came As long as DDP/APM ruling no money from donera. Its not just about CashGate but Who is ruling country. Its the same blood. APM is desperate of donar money which comes in forex. These the money they steal. Forget donors money. Get lid of him or 2019. It… Read more »
kenzo
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This man is rubbish, not longer ago he imformed the nation about donors now he’s begging them to return? How folish is he?

Those who beleive this old fool are stupit.

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